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DBMS > Google Cloud Datastore vs. RocksDB vs. Titan

System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Datastore vs. RocksDB vs. Titan

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NameGoogle Cloud Datastore  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparisonTitan  Xexclude from comparison
Titan has been decommisioned after the takeover by Datastax. It will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking. A fork has been open-sourced as JanusGraph.
DescriptionAutomatically scaling NoSQL Database as a Service (DBaaS) on the Google Cloud PlatformEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)Titan is a Graph DBMS optimized for distributed clusters.
Primary database modelDocument storeKey-value storeGraph DBMS
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Score4.49
Rank#79  Overall
#12  Document stores
Score4.00
Rank#84  Overall
#11  Key-value stores
Websitecloud.google.com/­datastorerocksdb.orggithub.com/­thinkaurelius/­titan
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­datastore/­docsgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wikigithub.com/­thinkaurelius/­titan/­wiki
DeveloperGoogleFacebook, Inc.Aurelius, owned by DataStax
Initial release200820132012
Current release8.11.4, April 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoBSDOpen Source infoApache license, version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++Java
Server operating systemshostedLinuxLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes, details herenoyes
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.nono
Secondary indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (GQL)nono
APIs and other access methodsgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
C++ API
Java API
Java API
TinkerPop Blueprints
TinkerPop Frames
TinkerPop Gremlin
TinkerPop Rexster
Supported programming languages.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Go
Java
Perl
Python
Ruby
Clojure
Java
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresusing Google App Enginenoyes
TriggersCallbacks using the Google Apps Engineyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioningyes infovia pluggable storage backends
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication using Paxosyesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflownoyes infovia Faunus, a graph analytics engine
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on type of query and configuration infoStrong Consistency is default for entity lookups and queries within an Entity Group (but can instead be made eventually consistent). Other queries are always eventual consistent.Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infovia ReferenceProperties or Ancestor pathsnoyes infoRelationships in graph
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoSerializable Isolation within Transactions, Read Committed outside of TransactionsyesACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoSupports various storage backends: Cassandra, HBase, Berkeley DB, Akiban, Hazelcast
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)noUser authentification and security via Rexster Graph Server

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